There are 3 documentaries to get excited about in 2014 and I’ve been lucky enough to be at the UK premiere of the two that are now released, Super Juice Me and Powered by Green Smoothies. I wonder if I will also make it to the premiere of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2?
The residents of Liverpool, here in the UK, are extremely lucky to have Beatroot, a regular health event held at The Brink – Liverpool’s dry pub. So far this event has hosted some awesome guest events including a talk from Joe Cross, a screening of Super Juice Me and most recently the UK premiere of Powered by Green Smoothies.
The documentary Powered by Green Smoothies follows 10 athletes for six weeks to see if drinking green smoothies would have an impact on their performance – without them changing anything else about their diet or training regimes.
At the premiere the film maker Sergei Boutenko, a 29 years old “adventurer, author, videographer, and lover of life”, give a fascinating talk about his life, the film and perhaps most inspiring of all, wild edibles. I know cannot pass a hedgerow without thinking about chopping some off and putting it in a smoothie or juice. Wild edibles are something I definitely want to learn more about. Let’s face it, stuff you pick for free really could provide the ultimate Budget Juice Reboot!
“Can a green smoothie transform your life? After watching 56 minutes of Powered by Green Smoothies, I had to say yes. In the new documentary by Sergei Boutenko, ten ultrarunners and CrossFitters kept their typical training and racing regimen unchanged but added a quart of green smoothies—packed with leafy greens and fruit—to their diet every day for six weeks. The result: Those who could follow the program experienced quicker recovery and significantly less soreness…“
~ Rachael Schultz, Outside Magazine
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